Established in 1989, the Company specializes in the social, political, and cultural history of the Americas. Areas of concentration include Colonial America, the American Revolution and Federal period, American imprints of the 18th century; Afro-Americana, slavery, the Civil War, Reconstruction, the American South; law and economics, commerce, banking, trade, industry, canals, railroads, agriculture, urbanization; the American West; political campaigns and issues, presidential politics. Since 1993 David M. Lesser Fine Antiquarian Books LLC has been a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers. The Company, located in New Haven's northern suburb of Woodbridge, is also a member of the Southern New England Antiquarian Booksellers. David M. Lesser is a member of the American Antiquarian Society, the Grolier Club, the Ephemera Society of America, and the Ancient Order of the Jackass. We issue six printed catalogues annually. Visitors wishing to browse our stock of 10,000 titles are welcome to do so in person, by appointment.
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CRIMINAL INDICTMENT AND CONVICTION OF ELEVEN-YEAR-OLD SLAVE ON THE CHARGE OF MURDER: "THE STATE OF ALABAMA, MOBILE COUNTY. CITY COURT OF MOBILE, JUNE TERM, 1857. "THE GRAND JURY OF SAID COUNTY, CHARGE, THAT BEFORE THE FINDING OF THIS INDICTMENT, GODFREY A SLAVE BELONGING TO MRS. MARGARET STEWART UNLAWFULLY AND WITH MALICE AFORETHOUGHT KILLED LAWRENCE GOMEZ, A FREE PERSON OF COLOUR BY STRIKING HIM OR CUTTING HIM WITH A HATCHET OR AXE AGAINST THE PEACE AND DIGNITY OF THE STATE OF ALABAMA. "ROBERT B. ARMISTEAD, SOLICITOR OF THE SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT." [Verdict on verso]: "WE THE JURY FIND THE DEFENDANT GUILTY AS CHARGED IN THE INDICTMENT. PRICE WILLIAMS, FOREMAN. IN CONSIDERATION OF THE TENDER YEARS OF THE DEFENDANT, SAY ABOUT ELEVEN YEARS OLD, WE RECOMMEND HIM TO MERCY."
by Alabama Trial: Eleven-Year-Old Slave Murders a Four-Year-Old Free NegroMobile, Alabama 1857 (click for more details)
THE BEAUTY OF THE COVENANT OF GRACE UNVAILED. A SERMON DELIVER'D AT THOMPSON IN KELLINGLEY, NOV. 30. 1740. SOON AFTER THE DEATH OF THREE OF HIS CHILDREN
by Cabot, MarstonBoston : Printed by S. Kneeland & T. Green , 1741 (click for more details)
CHRIST THE LIFE OF TRUE BELIEVERS, AND THEIR APPEARANCE WITH HIM IN GLORY. A SERMON ON COLOSSIANS III. 4. PREACH'D AT THE WEST CHURCH IN BOSTON, OCTOBER 4TH. 1741. PUBLISHED AT THE DESIRE OF THE HEARERS
by Hooper, WilliamBoston : Printed by D. Fowle, for J. Edwards , 1741 (click for more details)
THE HISTORY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, FROM ITS FIRST EUROPEAN DISCOVERY TO ITS ERECTION INTO A REPUBLIC: WITH A SUPPLEMENTARY CHRONICLE OF EVENTS TO THE PRESENT TIME
by Simms, William GilmoreCharleston : Printed by S. Babcock , 1840 (click for more details)